Join us at Emerald City Comicon!

We’re excited to be attending Emerald City Comicon, March 2-5, 2017. The PignPotato team – Sharon, Mark, Emily, Amanda, Darsey and Taryn – will speak about “Collaborative Tabletop Games for Conflict Prevention, Management, and Resolution on Saturday, March 4th at 1:15 (WSCC 210).

Collaborative Tabletop Games for Conflict Prevention, Management, and Resolution

From childhood, most of us learn that competition is good for us (or at least “character-building”). We may have played team sports and talked about the importance of working together, but still learned that the child who scored the goals gets more attention than the child who passsed them them the ball. And then there were the tabletop games–Monopoly, Risk, etc.–that stretched on long after most players had already “lost”. Given the messages we have all received about the value of competition, it can be incredibly difficult to resist thinking about how to get what we want at the expense of the other person instead of focusing on how can we work together to achieve a better result for everyone. In conflicts, this normalization of competition comes out in a variety of ways that make it considerably less likely that people will find the best resolutions for problems or make the most durable agreements. Join a panel of mediators, collaborative game developers, and lawyers in an exploration of the ways in which playing (and creating) collaborative tabletop games can assist in the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in families, workplaces, classrooms, and even in the midst of mediation processes.


We’ll also have game testing opportunities at “The Corral” at the south end of the 2nd floor of the Washington State Convention Centre. Join us to test new cards for a Zombie Fight or Flight expansion!

  • Thursday, March 2, 8:00-10:00pm
  • Friday, March 3, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, March 5, 10:00am-noon and 2:00-4:00pm

We love to talk about tabletop games, application to conflict resolution, diversity and inclusivity in games, and lots more! Feel free to say “hi” – we’ll be wearing our Zombie t-shirts!

Author: pignpotato

PignPotato Games is a group of mediators, lawyers and creatives sharing a desire to change how conflict resolution and collaboration are learned in homes, schools and businesses. PignPotato Games produces games that are collaborative, fun and challenging.

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